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  • CitizenWolfie - November 11, 2013 7:48 a.m.

    The "Xbox, turn on PS4" one always makes me smile
  • MeanwhileGuy - November 11, 2013 2:41 a.m.

    Dear lord, the broadsword gif. Lost so goddamn hard.
  • Swedish_Chef - November 10, 2013 3:03 a.m.

    I stick with a generally neutral viewpoint on gaming systems but even I have to admit that the Haz Crysis gif is the greatest thing ever. Here's some other good ones that aren't on here: http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/550/158/0d6.gif http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/549/041/9bd.gif
  • Shigeruken - November 10, 2013 2:39 a.m.

    Shout out to the guy who took a picture of his screen instead of taking a screenshot.
  • Fuzunga - November 9, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Back when the Xbox still had DRM, this one was my favorite: http://25.media.tumblr.com/3005ec0bfa5199834d72ed0d5d0678e6/tumblr_moizmw8DwW1qbcec4o1_1280.jpg
  • winner2 - November 9, 2013 4:54 p.m.

    Oh and that blonde guy in the ps4's how to play used games video looks like a bigger Ryan Taljonick
  • winner2 - November 9, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    Dear god the Kaz gif is fucking hilarious
  • Verenitz - November 9, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Much laugh. Very chuckle. So amuse. Wow.
  • Shnubby - January 31, 2014 2:14 p.m.

    Please don't bring doge to this website too lol
  • BladedFalcon - November 9, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    I find it funny how many made such a big deal about Sony not showing the physical form of the PS4 in the reveal, yet all of those people conveniently forgot that the Wii U did the same exact thing back whe it was first revealed... and they actually didn't show the console for way longer. And either way, the appearance of the console is ultimately the least important aspect of the thing anyway. Also, not a bad selection, GR, but I'm slightly disappointed that you missed these couple of nuggets: http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/05/ps4dog.gif?w=680 http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/05/ps49.gif http://25.media.tumblr.com/4dcce27992b3a599dd44b74d74ecf22c/tumblr_mo8vmw92w61sszegyo1_500.gif
  • shawksta - November 9, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    Got a source on that last one? The game I mean? That was too good.
  • BladedFalcon - November 9, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    Yeah, it's Final Fantasy X. XD
  • Hyster13 - January 31, 2014 5:21 p.m.

    Had me spit juice all over my monitor!!! http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/05/ps4dog.gif?w=680
  • BladedFalcon - January 31, 2014 5:53 p.m.

    Haha, yeah, that's my favorite as well XD And seeing the current state of the Wii U, the role it plays in that picture is becoming increasingly more fitting XD
  • JarkayColt - November 9, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    I was actually kind of disappointed when I reached the end. I was enjoying that, lawls. Slide 9 is just genius in its simplicity. Shame most of these memes became fairly groundless after the Xbox "180".
  • JachAnen - November 9, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    Not really. They still lost a lot and still seem more concerned with functions that most would use a single time just to try it (if it all), than something gaming focused or practical for gaming. Plus the "180" wouldn't have been necessary if they knew their customers. SONY on the other hand, has never seemed to disappoint imo. The PS3 had a slow start mainly because of the late start and big price, (which XBone has now,) which made them lose the generation almost completely, which can be contributed to the backward-compatibility that everyone wanted, but didn't want to wait nor pay for. Effectively making SONY drop it (sadly). Which also means that sometimes the companies should have the guts to go against us for better of the industry. Something that Microsoft lost with the "180". Most likely Microsoft will go back and force those things on us once again, but they will be smarter about it, because they want it implemented or they wouldn't have suggested it in the first place.
  • shawksta - November 10, 2013 1:02 a.m.

    The digital only future is imminent, even Sony will eventually go with it because it will be better for the actual publishers, the issue is Microsoft shoved it in people's face in the wrongest way possible.
  • garnsr - November 10, 2013 1:19 a.m.

    So far it looks like we still have to pay the same price for digital or discs, which is a problem, to me. If we still end up with sales on physical copies and full price for digital copies, I'll still buy the ones that cost less and don't use up hard drive space.
  • JarkayColt - November 10, 2013 5:14 a.m.

    Yeah, I mean, I think what I was trying to say is that...if you look at a meme like the one on slide 13, it's disappointing to think that the Xbox One is now going to sell shedloads of units anyway, because frankly I don't think it deserves to. Everything you say is spot on. After Microsoft's "180" everyone just seemed to forget they tried to ram that original vision down our throats, staunchly defended it as though we were all idiots for even questioning them, and then just threw up their hands as if to say "alright babies, we're too good for you so we'll come back down to your level." I definitely think Microsoft were on to something (like shawksta said, everything will have to go digital eventually) but surely someone must have realised that 1) most of the world's internet infrastructure isn't ready for that yet, but most importantly, 2) if Sony didn't follow the same ideal, then two conflicting consoles could not co-exist, and one would have to make a compromise. To make the One the way it was, the really, really must have been at least 90% certain Sony were going to do a similar thing, else it just wouldn't have worked; maybe it was Sony who second-guessed MS and turned the tables at the last minute, I have no idea. But the stupidest thing was really how MS just said "yeah, whatever, we'll give you your stupid consumer rights back but you have no idea what you're missing out on (essentially "and we would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids!")". It's funny to think that the One has a day-one patch to override its original vision. It's still ingrained in that silly, silly little box.
  • Eightboll812 - November 10, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    I disagree with the assessment that they must have thought Sony was planning to announce the same thing. I really think they were just THAT delusional. Sometimes when you sit behind closed doors with the same small group of people who are "in the know" you start passing around the same old cool aid and you start to fall into the "group think" trap. When you have a lack of dissenting view points, you start failing to see your own weaknesses and vulnerabilities. I really think they believed they were the next Apple and Xbone was the next iPod and they were at the right point in history to drag the industry forward. Sony wasn't even a concern because they thought they had the market in their lap, and once people lapped it up like a kitten does milk, Sony would be forced to follow. I think to extend the analogy, they, being "Apple", and Sony still being Sony, MS (i.e. Apple) would be selling an "iPod", and Sony would be selling a Walkman/Diskman, and the market would decide in vast numbers for their digital console over Sony's disk based console. Just like consumers chose the iPod. I really think that was their mindset, because they played it exactly the way someone with that mindset would have played it: "This is the future" followed by "why can't you see this is the future?!?" followed by "ok, you big babies, have it your way..." I think the other thing that led them into their delusion was chasing Steam and not recognizing what it is that people like about Steam and what they "tolerate" about Steam. They essentially tried to reverse engineer Steam's success without accurately understanding Steam's success. And again, the end product they tried to give us fits that pattern. You can see how they tried to do exactly what Steam does, but as applied to a console...1) Primarily digital, 2) convert disk to digital, 3) DRM, DRM, DRM, 4) no used sales, no trading. But they simply didn't perceive that #2, #3, and #4 are actually not considered positives to anyone who games on the PC and they are simply tolerated because the pricing is SOOOOO attractive that at the end of the day, I can buy 2-3 copies of a new game on Steam for the equivalent of MSRP. And therefore, people tolerate not being able to lend/borrow/etc because Steam essentially gives you 3 copies of a game for 1 full price. So I'm not going to bitch about the fact that I have to buy two copies if me and my son want to play at the same time (or whatever). The ironic thing is, if Sony had done it, and not MS, it might have actually had a better chance of success. At least Sony has SOME track record of offering decent deals on digital games (no where near like Steam, but they have some). MS had and really still has no track record. Even their "gold" deals are horrible and pathetic.

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